Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: Bally Sports OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City (+10)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (17-39) are hitting the road to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they will meet the New York Knicks (25-32). New York opens this game as 10-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 223.
The Thunder faced off with the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 106-101 in their last contest. Oklahoma City finished having earned a 38.6% field goal percentage (34 of 88) and buried 11 out of their 36 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 22 of their 30 tries for a rate of 73.3%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 43 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Oklahoma City allowed the other team to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 40 of 89 shooting. Chicago recorded 57 assists and had 20 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Chicago had 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 10 rejections. Chicago finished 82.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of their 23 attempts. They also converted 7 of 25 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Thunder finished with 15 and the Bulls had 13 personal fouls.
Luguentz Dort is a player who played a role for the contest. He notched 31 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Dort went 42.1% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Oklahoma City comes into this contest with a record of 17-39 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma City is grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game and has earned 1,190 dimes on the year, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Thunder are hitting 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (658 of 2,111) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 100.7 points per game (30th in basketball) while connecting on 41.7% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Thunder are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are 19th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,399 conceded on the campaign. The Thunder defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.7% (2,244 of 5,020) and they surrender 48.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-103 when they faced the Trail Blazers. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, New York allowed Portland to pull down 42 overall (9 offensive). They shot 37.5% from downtown via 15 of 40 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). The Knicks permitted the Trail Blazers to make 40 of their 84 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.6% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Knicks shot 31 for 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, New York converted 12 of 39 attempts (30.8%). They were able to bury 29 of them for a percentage of 85.3%. The Trail Blazers committed 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 34 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Knicks corralled 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game.
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks in this matchup. Randle tallied 28 points in his 41 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists in this game. He made 8 out of 20 for the game for a rate of 40.0%, and earned 16 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 25-32 on the year. The Knicks are responsible for committing 19.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 21.4 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per game. New York has totaled 5,969 points on the year (104.7 per game) and they grab 45.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knicks are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 8th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 106.1. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (6th in the league). The New York defense allows 34.6% on shots from distance (747 of 2,159) and their opposition knocks down 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.5 dimes and 44.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 16th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+10)
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